Everton have reportedly now made ‘approaches’ to sign Matheus Nunes this summer.
The Lowdown: Midfielder wanted
Frank Lampard will be looking to reshape the squad into his own as he looks forward to his first full season in charge on Merseyside.
The Latest: Nunes ‘approaches’
Taking to Twitter, journalist Santi Aouna has revealed that Nunes has ‘received approaches’ from the Toffees, along with Newcastle United and Wolves.
Sporting Lisbon have already ‘refused’ an offer of €45m (£38.4m) from an English club, and the player will only be sold for his release clause, which stands at €60m (£51.3m).
The Verdict: Unrealistic
Given the concerns over Everton’s recent financial losses, it seems unrealistic that they would sign Nunes for that kind of price, unless they raise money through player sales.
Capable of playing as a defensive midfielder and in the centre (Transfermarkt), the Portugal international possesses rare speed and drive for a player in his position.
His former team-mate Goncalo Santos has claimed that Nunes is ‘unbelievable’ when the ball is at his feet, adding that he is ‘impossible’ to catch because he is ‘too fast’ (Liverpool Echo).
The 23-year-old is someone who would likely get supporters on their feet and would almost certainly spark a wave of excitement at Goodison Park, should the Toffees be able to get a deal over the line.
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